Real people, not cardboard figures,
Working their black and white magic,
Living their imperfect lives,
Filled with overbearing loneliness,
Loving, and breathing, and dying,
And rising from ashes.
Oh, the forgotten glory
Of watching a good movie.
Inspired by The Hustler, a 1961 drama directed by Robert Rossen, with a star cast featuring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, and George C. Scott.
Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur